Eclectic Bird

The Most Recent Addition to my Stash is Stampin’ Up Eclectic Garden.

This set is a 2-step stamp set, so I can stamp the outline image in black ink and stamp color with other stamps in the set. I saw this on Pinterest so I used her layout and directions. It is helping me really learn the set. The bird is stamped in Bermuda Bay and the leaves in Pear Pizazz. I used Gina K Designs Black Onyx for the bird stamp and the greeting. The black gems are Nuvo drops; they are also new. The white paper is SU and the Black and card base are My Favorite Things cardstock.

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I purchased this set when the SU Annual Catalog was retiring and many items were discounted. The price was very reduced and I really liked the bird, so I purchased it. The other images are a radish, a beet, and an artichoke. There are other greetings as well. I think I will enjoy using this set.

I am adding this card to the Triple B: May Challenge

Love the bird in the mood board. Thanks for coming by and looking at my card.

Birthday Plaid

I received a new set of dies and found a challenge to use them with.

This is the Kaleidoscope Plaid die from Spellbinders. It is a set of three dies that you can place together in different ways to change the plaid. I used the colors from the As You See It Challenge:

Gorgeous Grape is the cardbase and one layer of the plaid. Coastal Cabana is a layer in the plaid and the scalloped circle. Parakeet Party is the green plaid layer. So Saffron is the yellow scalloped layer and circle with the greeting.

I enjoyed using this plaid die set. It was released for Christmas a couple of years ago and it is quite versatile.

My Favorite Flower

One of my favorite flowers are tulips. When it gets close to spring, I always look for tulips blooming. The As You See It Challenge is to share my favorite part of spring.

My Favorite Thing About Spring is flowers blooming. I chose tulips today. This is a Gina K Designs set called Spring Tulips Mini. The dies used to cut the image are from The Stamps of Life. The dies used to cut the greeting is a Stampin Up die set that goes with Harvest Apples. I like how it has a little flower on each side. I used alcohol markers to color the tulips.

Thanks for stopping by. What is your favorite thing about spring? It is 58 degrees today, so I am definitely thinking of spring.

Shepherds in the Field

I am getting into Christmas card making mode and used the colors from the As You See It Challenge for the inspiration.

I used the stamp set Every Blessing from Stampin Up, issued in 2015. I have used it each year since I purchased it. The colors used are Starry Sky in ink and cardstock, Mango Melody, which I used Sweet Mango from Gina K Designs for the substitute, and Parakeet Party. I laid the card on Parakeet Party for the photo. The black cardstock is My Favorite Things with Gina K Designs Black Onyx ink.

I really enjoyed blending these colors together. I was inspired by the DT Heather Cooper on the As You See It Challenge. I liked how her blended background looked so I gave it a try. Mine looks quite different from hers.

Thanks for sharing in my card. I enjoyed stopping my busy life and creating.

Blue Bouquet

I had time to create a card for the As You See It Challenge. I will also apply this to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.

I used a Simon Says Stamp image Beautiful Flowers, which I watercolored with Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue. I stamped with Versamark and In the Navy Ink, embossing with clear powder. After the ink dried, I cut the paper down to fit on these pieces of cardstock. I began with slimline dies, but ended up cutting them down a bit, so the cardbase ended up being 8 1/4 inches long. The base is SU Night of Navy cardstock, with layers of Pacific Point and Balmy Blue. I am sure I have those exact colors in two of the inks and most in colored pencils, but my GKD inks were handy and they worked well. The slimline dies used were Picket Fence Studio.

Yellow and Gray in 8 min and 47 sec

Today I sat down with two stamp sets, mounted on wood or acrylic ready to stamp, ink opened, markers ready, and timer set to create a flower card in 10 minutes. I tried one yesterday and couldn’t make it happen.

I used only yellow and gray to color and black to stamp on white cardstock. Stamps used are Sweetbriar Rose and Happy Thoughts, both by Stampin’Up. The gray cardstock is SU from the Neutrals collection and the white is Gina K Designs. I did a quick color with Spectrum Noir Citrus Blend, CT1, 2 and 3, Copic Cool Grays, C1, 2, and 3. My timer showed 1 minutes and 53 seconds left, so that made 8 minutes and 47 seconds used to complete the card. I have someone in mind to send this to, so it was worth the quick creating.

Easter Tulips

I am making Easter cards and pulled out a favorite set called Easter Blessings, 2015, by Stampin’ Up, retired several years ago. The greeting is from Joy Clair, Easter Greetings, 2019, also retired.

I used the colors Gina K Designs Sweet Corn for SU So Saffron, and SU Mango Melody and Pear Pizzazz for the tulips and scalloped cardstock layer. I chose to watercolor these flowers.

Happy Day Mums

The race was on for the As You See It Challenge. I needed to complete a card in 10 minutes with 3 elements. I looked at my stamps, looking for images that did not need any coloring and would stamp easily. I finally decided on mums2stamp from The Stamps of Life.

I use my Gina K Designs Ink Cubes and my Original Misti for stamping. The papers are My Favorite Things. My timer showed 25 seconds left, so the total stamping took 9 minutes and 35 seconds.

The greeting is from butterfly2stamp also The Stamps of Life. I did try butterflies, but that took too long. Fun challenge! Thanks.

Rainbow Hello

The following card is full of sparkle, clouds, a rainbow, and is using older product.

I used two older stamp sets in this card: Gina K Designs Happy Mail (2017) and SU High Tide (2017). The clouds were cut with a Lawn Fawn die, Cloudy Hillside Pop-up. The rainbow was made with Spellbinders Large Circle dies. I added sparkle to the rainbow with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. This was created with the lesson from Online Card Class Spring Card Camp Day 11. This is one of my favorite lessons, as I had the supplies and could sit down and create. All of the paper used is Hobby Lobby heavy weight cardstock, except for the violet. I think the violet is The Stamps of Life cardstock.

Always enjoyable when a card comes together and fits to many challenges.